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Enrichment of the Few at the Expense of the Many

Noam Chomsky revised the nineteenth century dictum “an intelligent minority has to govern an ignorant and meddlesome majority” by substituting “an elite technocracy” for “intelligent minority,” but he insisted that the same motives—enrichment of the few at the expense of the many—guided the neo-liberal oligarchs just as they had nineteenth century financial barons.  163 more words

Mexico

Here's The Most Lucrative Way to Fight Climate Change

Economists, politicians and scientists have long debated how (and whether) climate change can be addressed without slowing the world economy. Now, a group of key business, finance and government leaders say they’ve identified a set of opportunities that are good for business and help the fight against climate change. 354 more words

El Poeta - Full Documentary

“Both heartbreaking and inspiring, “El Poeta” tells the story of Mexican poet Javier Sicilia, who ignited mass protests and an ongoing international movement for peace after the murder of his 24-year-old son Juan Francisco — collateral damage in a drug war that has left more than 100,000 dead or missing since 2006.”

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Drug War

Mexico's drug war: New cartel has weapons of an army and is willing to fight government

It has the drugs and distribution system of a traditional cartel – and it has the modern weapons and audacity of an army. After attacking federal forces, downing a military helicopter and shutting down streets in Mexico’s second-largest city this month, New Generation Jalisco cartel is now the main enemy in the country’s fight with drug cartels. 580 more words

News

13 Disappeared Per Day During EPN Tenure...Proceso

A new study of reported disappearances in the official statistics in Mexico shows that during the EPN administration (Dec 2012-present) there have been 13 disappearances each day–a total of 9,384 people in 22 months. 91 more words

Ciudad Juárez

Glipse of Mexico

The other day I came across an article about the previous Mexican President Felipe Calderon is and has been a professor at Harvard University.  This is news to me and I was unaware but it just seems really weird that a man who has held the highest office his country can offer, the presidency is teaching in another country.   314 more words

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